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2016 Postmortem

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Time for change

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Sun May 1, 2016, 02:11 PM May 2016

What is your interpretation of the Chicago audit of Democratic primary election results? [View all]

In the Illinois Democratic Primary this year, there was an exit poll discrepancy of 4.1%, with Clinton winning in the official count and Sanders winning the exit poll. Clinton won the official vote count by 2.3%, but the exit polls predicted a Sanders win of 1.7%. That is just background information, but not directly related to the question for this poll:

A group of citizens who watched the auditing of Democratic primary election results in Chicago testified that the results of hand-counted votes from voting machines were changed to match the machines’ electronic counts. For example, in one instance, 21 Sanders votes were erased and 49 Clinton votes were added to the hand count so that it matched the machine count.

If you want to watch the video at the above link of the Chicago Election Board meeting where the citizen testimony took place, it gets interesting at about the 24 minute mark, and the bombshell is dropped at the 30 minute mark.

What is your interpretation of the difference between the machine and the hand counts observed by the above noted citizens’ group:


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This is evidence of election fraud. It should be thoroughly investigated with more audits before the IL results are certified
30 (97%)
The audits observed by the citizens group are probably isolated cases of machine malfunction. It is not of significant concern
0 (0%)
The auditors acted properly by changing their hand count to match the machine count because machine counts are more accurate
0 (0%)
The whole story is a lie. The citizens group is probably lying about it because they want their candidate to win
1 (3%)
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